She put a hand on the cool wall, the brocade wallpaper worn in most places. There was even a little bubble under her hand.
If she listened closely she could just hear him shuffling around in the other room.
She never made a sound, even her breath held to hear him.
“Damnit,” he cursed and she heard it muffled through the walls. Any other person…[Read more]
Things had changed between them. What used to be stronger than iron was now no more than shattered glass. The distance between them only increased the divide, but now he had someone new. Someone new to be with and it ached deep in her bones.
They were lost. They had been lost for hours in the woods surrounding the settlement. Her younger brothers whined about being hungry while the oldest of them, James, grew more irritated with each failed course. Earlier, they had been sent out to gather berries for supper, but they became lost as the sun sunk farther behind the trees. They walked…[Read more]